National Priorities Partnership and the National Quality Strategy 

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The National Quality Strategy is the foundation of NPP’s work. The annual input NPP provides to HHS helps to continuously evolve and improve the strategy to ensure the best care possible for all Americans. NPP also plays a key role in identifying specific ways in which all partners can work together to achieve the aims of better care, affordable care, and healthy people and communities.

NPP put forth its report on national priorities in September 2011. This important work evolved from NPP’s previous input to HHS on national priorities and goals, including a report submitted in October 2010, as well as NPP’s 2008 report, Aligning Our Efforts to Transform America’s Healthcare.

Summary of NPP's Proposed Goals

NPP provided input on goals, measure concepts and strategic opportunities to achieve the National Quality Strategy aims of better health, better care and lower costs. Click on the priorities to learn more about how they have been put into action through the work of the NPP and the National Quality Forum.

National Priorities:


Share the priorities.

Consider sharing the priorities and goals of the National Quality Strategy during your next presentation. Download the NPP slide deck. 

Evolution of the National Quality Strategy

HHS released the first National Quality Strategy Progress Report in April 2012, which incorporated nearly all NPP’s recommendations. Read the 2012 Progress Report on the National Quality Strategy.

The NPP continues to provide input on national priorities and goals as well as catalyze action to achieve the aims of the National Quality Strategy.

Contact Information

For more information contact Wendy Prins at 202-783-1300 or